VA Adds Atypical Parkinsonism to List of Agent Orange-linked Conditions

VA Adds Atypical Parkinsonism to List of Agent Orange-linked Conditions

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VA Adds Atypical Parkinsonism to List of Agent Orange-linked Conditions

The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, known as the VA, has added atypical Parkinsonism to the list of conditions presumptively associated with Agent Orange exposure during military service. That will make U.S. military veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange eligible for the VA’s disability compensation benefits. Atypical Parkinsonism refers to any condition characterized by Parkinson’s-like symptoms — such as tremors, slow movement, impaired speech, or muscle stiffness — caused by health conditions or factors other than…

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